Crafting Guide: Basic Boots




This guide will teach you how to craft basic boots with movement speed and Life or Energy Shield.

Crafting in Path of Exile can be extremely complex and rather daunting for new players. The video below outlines the most basic information you’ll need before diving into crafting specific items.

This video will show how to apply the crafting process:

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The Finished Item

The finished item that you should have after following this guide heavily depends on whether you’re looking to make high Life-based boots or high Energy Shield boots. You can see examples of how the finished products can look below.

You can check the full crafting process below, or skip straight to the TL;DR summary.

The Base

Your choice of base item will differ depending on whether you are playing a Life-based build or an Energy Shield-based build. For an Energy Shield base, you should go for a pair of Sorcerer Boots Sorcerer Boots, while for the Life-based version you can use any base you want. For the latter, I suggest looking for a pair of Two-Toned Boots (Cold and Lightning Resistances) Two-Toned Boots (Cold and Lightning Resistances).

You’ll want a minimum item level of 86 so you’ll be able to hit tier 1 movement speed, increasing your speed by 35%.

If you are going for high Energy Shield, you will want to prepare the base item by first making sure the item has 29-30% Quality. This is done by combining 1-socket Resonators with Perfect Fossil Perfect Fossils, which will reforge the item and change its Quality. Once you are satisfied with the Quality, you will move on to the actual crafting process.

Crafting Process

The crafting process is extremely straightforward. For an Energy Shield focused approach you’re going to want to spam 2 socket resonators (Potent Chaotic Resonator Potent Chaotic Resonator) combined with a Dense Fossil Dense Fossil and a Shuddering Fossil Shuddering Fossil. Ideally, you’ll want an item with both a high Energy Shield and an included movement speed roll. If you end up with a high Energy Shield and no movement speed roll, you can always bench-craft the movement speed. Alternately, you can bench-craft additional Energy Shield if your item has other, desirable modifiers.

For a Life-focused version, the process is essentially the same however instead of a Dense Fossil you will use Pristine Fossil Pristine Fossil. When reforging, focus on a higher Life tier as well as a movement speed modifier alongside modifiers you’ll be satisfied with, such as resistance rolls or armor/evasion depending on your focus.


  1. Decide if you’re going for a Life base or Energy Shield then pick applicable base boots.
  2. If you’re going for high Energy Shield, bring the quality to 29%-30% using Perfect Fossil Perfect Fossils in 1-socket Resonators.
  3. Use Dense Fossil Dense Fossil or Pristine Fossil Pristine Fossil with 2-socket Resonators including a Shuddering Fossil Shuddering Fossil until you hit desirable modifiers. You can either keep these or bench-craft the item to finish.

Final Notes

As much as I love making guides, it is very crucial in a game like Path of Exile that you play the game the way you enjoy playing it. This guide describes my most effective approach to crafting the best items.

I hope you found the guide useful and I wish you all many Divine Orb Divine Orbdrops!

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